Monthly Archives: September 2011

Adventures in Gluten Free Cooking: Meat Pies

Over the past few months I have phased out most gluten from my diet.  I can’t even tell you how much better I feel now that I am mostly gluten free.  For years I suffered from intense stomach pains and … Continue reading

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In The Mood To Be Creeped Out

Last night I had a crazy dream.  It was straight out of a gothic novel, complete with a ruined castle, a disembodied glowing hand beckoning me forward, and an eerie voice over narrating everything in rhyme.   It was one … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: Women Who Run With the Wolves

Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes I … Continue reading

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Poetry I Love: Acquainted with the Night

Lately sleep has not come easily for me, and tonight is no exception.  After lying in bed for hours, waiting for the drowsiness to take over I gave up and came outside.  It is cool and quiet out here.  Not … Continue reading

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Why I Love Autumn in the Country

It has been raining for almost 24 hours in my little town.  Last night’s thunderstorm has relaxed into a soothing drizzle and the temperature is just about perfect.  It feels like Autumn has arrived. This is my favorite time of … Continue reading

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Poetry I Love: IF…..

What is it that defines a person of substance? I have been turning that question over in my mind a lot lately. The closest I can come to answering this question is: Honesty, and the emotional and mental fortitude to … Continue reading

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Why I Run Hills

I can’t run fast, and I can’t run long distances, but I can run hills. I didn’t always love to run hills, in fact, I used to avoid hills as much as possible during my runs.  But then I realized … Continue reading

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